Stories about East Asia from November, 2022
"...I am the one who jumped from the highrise; I am the victim trapped in the fire. If I am not there yet, I will be the next one."
China’s image can be seen in various tones on different sources of media in Uzbekistan, and people’s perceptions of it are mostly shaped by the media source they refer to
Rare street protests across China: Is Xi Jinping's zero-COVID policy turning people against their government?
Frustration with Xi Jinping's heavily enforced policy of 'Zero-COVID' has turned Chinese people against their government in unprecedented street demonstration now affecting all main cities in a heavily-policed state
"I'd like to emphasize the fact the most vulnerable have been victimized by the military, which is still going on."
The recent protests had taken place against the backdrop of the exploitative labor conditions.
Xi is using Mao's Confucian idea of Datong to justify his political projects such as “common prosperity” in economic policy, "common destiny" in foreign policy, and the so-called “whole-process democracy.”
A duo of Uyghur electronic music performers, known as NONE SOUNDS, now live in exile in Europe and are gaining visibility as global artists, revisiting the rich Uyghur music tradition.
“We cannot avoid conflict, so it is vital that we improve farmers’ understanding of the elephants and how to properly handle elephants when they enter the rice fields and villages."
"He was first of all a frontline leader, present at every single protest, reassuring and inspiring all West Papuans who marched or prayed with him."
Freedom House shed new light on China's influence in the communications sector in several countries around the world, including Mozambique.
Hong Kong declared that the city is “back in business”, but refused to revoke public health emergency status. Mandatory tests, mask-wearing, venue check-in, and group gathering restrictions are still in place.
After five years, Xi Jinping's new era seems more characterized by authoritarianism, as reflected in its zero-COVID policies, the 2019 crackdown in Hong Kong and military drills across the Taiwan straits.
"In these times of hyper-geopolitical competition, the arming of police forces with assault weapons could result in dangerous outcomes in the future."
"I hate the dictatorship. I already suffered from it when I was young. I was frightened and would hide in my house if I heard people speaking Burmese."
"The death penalty has no place in a caring and just society, which many Singaporeans desire."
Numerous witness accounts suggested that it was fear generated from rumours, COVID-related misinformation and closed-loop factory management that drove the workers to run.
In a massive feat of irony, Coca-cola, the world’s largest plastic polluter, is sponsoring COP27, the world’s largest annual environmental conference, which will take place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt this month.
With Xi Jinping assuming his third term as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, the subcontinent wonders: how could China's policy towards the region change?
The CPC's definition of safety/security is vital to the building of a surveillance state.